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The Soldier and the State

In the book, Huntington advances the theory of objective civilian control , according to which the optimal means of asserting control over the armed forces is to professionalize them. This is in contrast to subjective control, which involves placing legal and institutional restrictions on the military's autonomy.

Edward M. Coffman has written that "[a]nyone seriously interested in American military history has to come to terms with Samuel P. Huntington's The Soldier and the State. In the first chapter titled "Officership as a Profession", Huntington immediately states his thesis of the book. The purpose is to describe how the "modern officer corps is a professional body and the modern officer a professional man.

The qualities of a profession are 1 Expertise, 2 Responsibility, and 3 Corporateness. The military profession requires comprehensive study and training, and thus expertise, of an intellectual set of skills: organizing of forces, planning of activities, and executing and directing activities.

The specializations of the military profession expands far and wide since there are engineers, pilots, mechanics, ordinance experts, and more. Huntington argues this 'professional ethic' differentiates 'officers' from amateur groups engaged in violence reservists, mercenaries, technical specialists, etc.

It is the responsibility of the military to provide the public good of common defense since it acts as an agent to the principal government and citizenry. However, each step up in the hierarchy within the military profession demands more responsibility and skill because they are authorized to make more strategic decisions. In the case of the officer corps, officers are entrusted with evaluating the security of the state and providing expert advice to its leaders, and society in turn must afford a measure of deference to their professional expertise and institutions.

Huntington highlights the fact that the President cannot usurp the military hierarchy and appoint a lieutenant to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Entrance to the profession is restricted with high standards and fulfillment, military academia, and ranks. Chapter three discusses the military mind and military professional ethic. He notes misconceptions regarding the military mind and seeks "to elaborate the professional military ethic with respect to 1 basic values and perspectives, 2 national military policy, 3 the relation of the military to the state.

It exalts obedience as the highest virtue of military men. The military ethic is thus pessimistic, collectivist, historically inclined, power-oriented, nationalistic, militaristic, pacifist, and instrumentalist in its view of the military profession. Chapter four is a discussion of civil-military relations in theory.

He defines subjective civilian control where military professionalism is reduced due to co-opting of the military by civilian political groups and objective civilian control - where military professional thrives as it is far removed from politics.

He describes the effect of four ideologies liberalism, fascism , Marxism , conservatism on military professionalism and civilian control. Chapter five analyzes the military professional in the German and Japanese societies where it became dominant as militarism.

He states that, "no country has had a wider variety of experiences in civil-military relations than modern Germany", with its officer corps achieving unmatched "high standards of professionalism" and then being "completely prostituted" under Nazism.

In contrast, "Japanese civil-military relations remained in a single relatively stable pattern from to " where the "military played a persistently active role in the politics of their country. Chapter six describes the military in the traditional liberal American political context in four sections: liberalism and the Constitution as historical constants of American civil-military relations, the prevalence of liberalism in the U.

He details how "the American liberal approach to military affairs was hostile, static and dominant; the conservative approach of the Federalists and the South sympathetic, constructive and thwarted. He argues that the non-professional military hero was traditionally welcomed in liberal America while the professional military hero was generally not successful politically.

Chapter seven explains the structure of civil-military relations provided by the conservative U. Chapter eight outlines the American military tradition up to the Civil War. It outlines the contributions of key individuals and institutions and describes the origins of the American military mind. Chapter fifteen describes the impact of the separation of powers on civil-military relations during the Cold War. Chapter sixteen analyzes the Cold War structure of the Defense Department in the context of civil-military relations.

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The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations

In the book, Huntington advances the theory of objective civilian control , according to which the optimal means of asserting control over the armed forces is to professionalize them. This is in contrast to subjective control, which involves placing legal and institutional restrictions on the military's autonomy. Edward M. Coffman has written that "[a]nyone seriously interested in American military history has to come to terms with Samuel P. Huntington's The Soldier and the State. In the first chapter titled "Officership as a Profession", Huntington immediately states his thesis of the book. The purpose is to describe how the "modern officer corps is a professional body and the modern officer a professional man.

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The soldier and the state

In this classic work, Huntington challenges old assumptions and ideas on the role of the military in society. Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy, Huntington has performed the distinctive task of developing a general theory of civil-military relations and subjecting it to rigorous historical analysis. Read more

In a classic work, Samuel P. Huntington challenges most of the old assumptions and ideas on the role of the military in society. Stressing the value of the military outlook for American national policy, Huntington has performed the distinctive task of developing a general theory of civil—military relations and subjecting it to rigorous historical analysis. Huntington analyzes the rise of the military profession in western Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and compares the civil—military relations of Germany and Japan between and

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The soldier and the state : the theory and politics of civil-military relations

These books lay out two divergent understandings of the military profession and its relation to civil society. For Huntington, the tension between soldier and statesman is rooted in the essence of professionalism. Offering a now-classic description of the military mind -- conservative, realistic, and pessimistic about human nature -- he prescribes "objective control" as the optimum form of civil-military relations.

The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations.

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